review-nokia-x2-microsoft-android-2We just finished up an article regarding Microsoft releasing an Android phone, now let us take a look at what the upcoming Nokia X2 has to offer.

Nokia X2 review RAM & SoC

The Nokia X2 will be using a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ [email protected] and will have 1 GB of RAM. The Snapdragon 200 is a quad-core budget SoC, but should carry enough power to push Android smoothly.

The 1GB of RAM is generous given the target market, but to go with less would have been a mistake. Android requires a minimum of 1GB to run butter enough to not be frustrating.

It is worth mentioning that the Snapdragon 200 has a dual-SIM variant and Microsoft has stated they will be using the dual-SIM version in the Nokia X2. Another smart step. So far things are looking good in the specs department.

Nokia X2 review LCD and battery

The LCD in the Nokia X2 will be 4.3″@480p. I must admit that it is refreshing to see a somewhat smaller device after the trend has been towards getting bigger and bigger. I still own a 4.3″ device and I do not find it too small. It is also satisfying to note that it is a step bigger than iPhone 5’s 4.0″.

The battery in the Nokia X2 will be 1800mA, which is fine and could be considered above average in a 4.3″ phone.review-nokia-x2-microsoft-android

Nokia X2 review cameras

The Nokia X2 will have a rear 5.0mp and a front VGA (640*480). While not stunning, it was not much more than a year ago that China phones were coming with .3mp for the front. The rear resolution of 5.0mp could be considered quite generous given the price point.

Nokia X2 review style & price

From Microsoft:

The Nokia X2 features a seamless monobody and showcases a new approach to the design of the exchangeable back covers that fuses a brightly colored core with a translucent outer layer. The overall result is a durable device that appears lit from within.

The Nokia X2 will be available at launch in glossy orange, black and green, with glossy yellow, white and matte dark grey coming later to the lineup.

By looking at the design of the Nokia X2, we can see it is clearly aimed at the lower-end of the market. With a boxy fat style and neon orange, green and yellow cases, we can expect this phone to be pushed towards phones for the kids. There is also a black and a white colored case version available.review-nokia-x2-microsoft-android-1

The Nokia X2 is expected to retail for $130. Even given the small LCD, this is fairly amazing for a phone released in the West with 1GB RAM, 3G capable, dual-SIM and quad-core.

Nokia X2 review conclusion

I think you can see where I am leaning here. We have not tested this phone yet, but from a marketing standpoint and by looking at the specs, this phone is a win. Microsoft is making a very intelligent move here.

Though the Nokia X2 is weak in some areas, price must be considered and I could see many budget shoppers very attracted to the local retail availability. Am I recommending loyal China phone lovers run out and buy an X2? Not at all, but it certainly has some plus sides, especially if you do not require a large phone.

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  We just finished up an article regarding Microsoft releasing an Android phone, now let us take a look at what the upcoming Nokia X2 has to offer. Nokia X2 review RAM & SoC The Nokia X2 will be using a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ [email protected] and will have 1 GB of RAM....
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The Snapdragon 200 is a quad-core budget SoC, but should carry enough power to push Android smoothly.</p> <p class="introduction">The 1GB of RAM is generous given the target market, but to go with less would have been a mistake. Android requires a minimum of 1GB to run butter enough to not be frustrating.</p> <p class="introduction">It is worth mentioning that the Snapdragon 200 has a dual-SIM variant and Microsoft has stated they will be using the dual-SIM version in the Nokia X2. Another smart step. So far things are looking good in the specs department.</p> <p class="introduction"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Nokia X2 review LCD and battery</strong></span></p> <p class="introduction">The LCD in the Nokia X2 will be 4.3"@480p. I must admit that it is refreshing to see a somewhat smaller device after the trend has been towards getting bigger and bigger. I still own a 4.3" device and I do not find it too small. It is also satisfying to note that it is a step bigger than iPhone 5's 4.0".</p> <p class="introduction">The battery in the Nokia X2 will be 1800mA, which is fine and could be considered above average in a 4.3" phone.<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-4575" src="http://www.gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/review-nokia-x2-microsoft-android.jpg" alt="review-nokia-x2-microsoft-android" width="336" height="290" /></p> <p class="introduction"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Nokia X2 review cameras</strong></span></p> <p class="introduction">The Nokia X2 will have a rear 5.0mp and a front VGA (640*480). While not stunning, it was not much more than a year ago that China phones were coming with .3mp for the front. The rear resolution of 5.0mp could be considered quite generous given the price point.</p> <p class="introduction"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Nokia X2 review style & price</strong></span></p> <p class="introduction">From Microsoft:</p> <blockquote> <p class="amParagraph" style="text-align: left;">The Nokia X2 features a seamless monobody and showcases a new approach to the design of the exchangeable back covers that fuses a brightly colored core with a translucent outer layer. The overall result is a durable device that appears lit from within.</p> <p class="introduction">The Nokia X2 will be available at launch in glossy orange, black and green, with glossy yellow, white and matte dark grey coming later to the lineup.</p> </blockquote> <p class="introduction">By looking at the design of the Nokia X2, we can see it is clearly aimed at the lower-end of the market. With a boxy fat style and neon orange, green and yellow cases, we can expect this phone to be pushed towards phones for the kids. There is also a black and a white colored case version available.<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-4574" src="http://www.gizbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/review-nokia-x2-microsoft-android-1.jpg" alt="review-nokia-x2-microsoft-android-1" width="512" height="288" /></p> <p class="introduction">The Nokia X2 is expected to retail for $130. Even given the small LCD, this is fairly amazing for a phone released in the West with 1GB RAM, 3G capable, dual-SIM and quad-core.</p> <p class="introduction"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Nokia X2 review conclusion</strong></span></p> <p class="introduction">I think you can see where I am leaning here. We have not tested this phone yet, but from a marketing standpoint and by looking at the specs, this phone is a win. Microsoft is making a very intelligent move here.</p> <p class="introduction">Though the Nokia X2 is weak in some areas, price must be considered and I could see many budget shoppers very attracted to the local retail availability. Am I recommending loyal China phone lovers run out and buy an X2? Not at all, but it certainly has some plus sides, especially if you do not require a large phone.</p> <p class="introduction"><a title="Microsoft Releases Android Phone" href="http://www.gizbeat.com/4562/microsoft-releases-android-phone/">Further reading: Microsoft to Android phone</a></p> <p class="introduction"><a href="http://www.chinaphonearena.com/forum/Thread-BBC-Microsoft-unveils-Android-phone" target="_blank">Thread on Chinaphonearena</a></p>